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The Problem

A Northwest D.C. resident loves her apartment - the first that she has rented on her own - but is looking for inexpensive ways to spruce up her dreary 8-by-10-foot kitchen.

The Solution

» Use an area rug to add color to the room.

PHOTOS: Leah L. Jones - For The Washington Post; EDITED BY: Kathleen Hom - The Washington Post; WEB PRODUCER: Janet Bennett Kelly - washingtonpost.com; INTERACTIVE: washingtonpost.com

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